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Agelas mauritiana var. oxeata Pocked cup sponge

Agelas mauritiana var. oxeatais commonly referred to as Pocked cup sponge. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!.


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Agelas mauritiana oxeata (Pocked cup sponge), Port Elizabeth 2010,Port Elizabeth, Copyright Johan Swanepoel


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lexID:
9345 
AphiaID:
164834 
Scientific:
Agelas mauritiana var. oxeata 
German:
Tubenschwamm 
English:
Pocked Cup Sponge 
Category:
Sponges 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Agelasida (Order) > Agelasidae (Family) > Agelas (Genus) > mauritiana var. oxeata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lévi, 1961 
Occurrence:
Indian Ocean, South-Africa, the Seychelles 
Size:
up to 11.81" (30 cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 62.6 °F (°C - 17°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-02-20 13:41:06 

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Agelas mauritiana var. oxeata Lévi, 1961

Agelas mauritiana is a large ,often irregular cup-like sponge.The colour can be greyish to purple,brown with an olive tint or greysih blue with an olive tint.The Pocked cup sponge
build often large colonies on flattish reefs to dephts of 10-50m. This sponge is a filterfeeder.

This sponge has probably an antimicrobial agent.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Heteroscleromorpha (Subclass) > Agelasida (Order) > Agelasidae (Family) > Agelas (Genus) > Agelas mauritiana (Species) > Agelas mauritiana var. oxeata (Variety)

External links

  1. Eastern Cape Scuba Diving (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Agelas mauritiana oxeata (Pocked cup sponge), Port Elizabeth 2010,Port Elizabeth, Copyright Johan Swanepoel
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Agelas mauritiana oxeata (Pocked cup sponge), Port Elizabeth 2010,Port Elizabeth, Copyright Johan Swanepoel
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Agelas mauritiana oxeata (Pocked cup sponge), Port Elizabeth 2010,Port Elizabeth, Copyright Johan Swanepoel
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Agelas mauritiana oxeata (Pocked cup sponge), Port Elizabeth 2010,Port Elizabeth, Copyright Johan Swanepoel
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Agelas mauritiana oxeata (Pocked cup sponge), Port Elizabeth 2010,Port Elizabeth, Copyright Johan Swanepoel
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